Concerned Residents Meeting, That Cubbyhole Lifestyle, & BOOM! — The Hook-Up 09/23

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Community members meet with District 33 Participatory Budgeting Coordinator Benjamin Solotaire Tuesday night at the Greenpoint Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Participatory budgeting meetings have been happening all week, and there’s more to come. You can submit your ideas here or attend a meeting in person (click here for a schedule). Get a piece of that $1.5 mil!

In light of several assaults that allegedly occurred near McGolrick park recently, a community meeting was held Thursday night at the Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St.) Concerned citizens asked questions of several attending officers of the 94th Precinct and then brainstormed ways to make the community safer. Greenpointers attended the meeting and we will have an update coming soon!

This guy is living inside an illegal a cubbyhole in Williamsburg, and likes it.

Uh  yeah, the same way everyone thought it was totally cool and chill to drop live crickets all over a crowded D train, it’s even more hilarious to yell “BOMB” on a packed L train, count down from five and then yell “BOOM!”. Police are now looking for the guy who did it, presumably to present him with the Underground Comedian Of The Year award. Or arrest him.

A South Williamsburg playground will get a total overhaul thanks to the Community Parks Initiative.

This weekend’s Kingsland Wildflower Festival is bringing more green to Greenpoint roofs.

Do we need another giant club in North Brooklyn? The folks behind Bossa Nova Civic Club think so and are planning a 1,300 person venue in East Williamsburg.

Things got heated this week at a Department of City Planning meeting. Protesters got rowdy and loud about rezoning a Williamsburg/Bushwick/Bed-Stuy bordering plot of land for a proposed housing development that would “contain a mix of retail, green space, and market rate housing,” and their opposition brought the meeting to a halt.

Sadly it’s not exactly shocking news that 216 plastic bags of “goo” were found in Newtown Creek recently.

The Greenpoint Library hosted a special session with award-winning author/illustrator Nina Crews on Thursday where kids had a chance to create their own illustrations.

Some creep is snapping upskirt pics on the L train.

About Erik Keithley

Originally from just north of Baltimore, Erik became enchanted with the country-tinged outlaw folk of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Guy Clark while studying journalism in North Carolina. As a direct result, he moved to Austin as soon as he could, where he saw a lot of music, recorded a little of his own, and honed a strong appreciation for brisket, New Orleans, and a generally slower and more inquisitive approach to life. Having just moved to Greenpoint from Austin, Erik aims to explore the mellow charms of his beloved new neighborhood with the same quietly searching eyes.

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